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Dodgeball

UK Dodgeball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005

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What is Dodgeball?

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

The best thing about dodgeball is that you can play for free. All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    Active Leicester

Partners

  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • County Sport Network
    Melton LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding